Office Blog Posts Tagged ‘High Heels’

The 70’s Platform Heel

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

A trend that has carried over from Summer is the return of the sassy Seventies.

This summer we saw lots of boho blouses, peasant dresses, tassels and ghille lace up gladiator sandals, but this Autumn the trend has taken on more of a Studio 54 vibe.

Smarter and sophisticated this 70’s update will see a huge focus on possibly the most famous footwear from the era, the platform heel. Whether its a boot, a sandal or a wedge, the platform heel is a definite must for the Autumn season.

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We have selected some of favourite new in styles to get you ready for the injection of Autumnal colours into your wardrobe and to keep you towering above everyone.

Platforms are generally the more comfortable heel shape as even though you are pretty high up, your foot is slightly more balanced with the addition of a platform sole. If you really want to elongate your legs and stand tall then the Twin platform heel in patent moc croc leather and the Taller Super Wedge in burnt orange suede are your go to styles. Wear with straight leg ankle grazer jeans and a tight high neck tee or jumper.

Keep things a little lower with the Vagabond Tyra ankle boot or Question Loafer and pair with a cute pinafore dress and long sleeved stripy tee.

If you want a true nod to the glam 70’s, the high leg Indigo ankle boot and Tilly Platform sandal in leopard pony will look fab with some ankle flared blue jeans and a tied up flannel shirt.



Get the Look: The Oscars 2015 | 87th Academy Awards

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Last night played host to the 87th Academy Awards (Oscars), celebrating the top films, acting and directing talents of the last year.

The film stars graced the red carpet, the girls wearing gorgeous gowns from the likes of Elie Saab, Tom Ford and Givenchy and the guys looking dapper in their immaculate tuxedos.


Beautiful actress Jessica Chastain oozed Jessica Rabbit glamour in her deep navy Givenchy gown and her thigh high split revealed her simple 2 strap navy heels, just like our minimal Parallel high heel.

Best Actor winner Eddie Redmayne also went for navy with a smart Alexander McQueen tuxedo and velvet loafers just like our Poste Aristocrat, to match the lapels of his jacket.

Fellow Brit Rosemund Pike looked sensational in her crimson Givenchy gown which like Jessica Chastain split up to the thigh to reveal some matching red heels, get the look with our red Swirl heel.



Heart-throb and last years winner of Best Supporting Actor Jared Leto made a style statement in a pastel tuxedo and white mono shoes, get the look with the classic adidas Superstar.

Young actress Emma Stone dazzled in a peridot green Elie Saab gown and matching heels, add a touch of pale green to your wardrobe with our Passion heels.

Hunk of the moment Chris Pine looked every inch the perfect gentleman in a Giorgio Armani suit that he paired with some polished brogues, similar to the Ted Baker Hann Brogue.





NYE: To party or not to party?

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014


Chilled house party

House parties can make the best New Year’s however a smart/casual dress code can sometimes prove difficult. With our Coven ankle boot you get the best of everything, comfortable, on trend and with gold detailing wear with rolled up jeans and a sparkly top for your laid back evening.

Loafers are all over the catwalk for next season so start the trend fashionably early by rocking them this NYE. Try metallic ones like our best selling Extravaganzas for the perfect dressed down party look. Team with a short girly dress a la Dakota Fanning.




All glammed up

If getting glammed up is on your New Year agenda then you’ve come to the right place. Channel superstars like Rihanna and Rita Ora with our high heel Saintly Sole Sandals in festive colours like silver and burgundy. If you’re willing to brave the cold for this high fashion look then we applaud you!

The over the knee boot trend will continue well into 2015, ring in the New Year in style with our sleek, Neve boot. Wear with a plain, short dress like Nicole Scherzinger or leather leggings for extra warmth.

Fireworks & Cocoa

If over Christmas you out did yourself and just want an early night and some good, clean fun then it’s always good to throw on your old reliables! These classic Dr.Martens are perfect for watching the fireworks with a loved one, comfy and durable they’ll get you through hail, rain or (hopefully) snow!

If you still want to make an effort while retaining maximum comfort then why not ‘bling’ in the New Year with the Bailey Bling Ugg boot. Grab a cup of cocoa and get ready for the countdown!


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Winter Occasions

Friday, December 12th, 2014

With family to visit and parties to go to, your Christmas calendar is piling up with events and we have the shoes to suit your every need in the holiday season.

If you are still panic shopping for presents then you need to be armed with some trainers to pound the pavements with your girlfriends. A pair of retro New Balance 574‘s or a pair of contemporary Nike Air Max Thea’s will be your best friend on long shopping days, keeping your comfy and help you run between stores.

With plenty of nights out planned for the holidays and of course the big one on New Year’s Eve, a perfect pair of heels is a must. It is the season of sparkle and sequins and a glittery dress needs a black heel like the Swirl Shoeboot. If opting for a monochrome, simple look you can wow with shoes and show off in a pair of rose gold Salvation stilettos.


When it’s time to walk of the massive Christmas dinner or pre Christmas buffet then a pair of waterproof Hunter wellies or Timberland‘s are ideal for country walks in winter. Grab the dog and the family and brave the elements with your winter fearing footwear.

Possibly the favourite of all days over Christmas is the days that you can cosy up in front of the TV watching back to back films and stuffing your face with leftovers. What could possibly be a better  than a pair of warm and toasty slippers from UGG Australia and Bedroom Athletics to wear with your pyjamas all day.

The Party Survival Guide

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

We have had the outfit planned for weeks and the venue picked but we want to make sure we are totally prepped with all the tips and fixes to ensure we have the best time at the Christmas party.

We decided to ask the ladies of OFFICE HQ for their party tips for going out-out and little tricks they cant live without when dancing the night away.




1. Wear Bridget Jones pants at the start of the night, then carry a spare for later on when you want to ‘loosen up’ a little and let yourself go on the dance floor (our fave tip!)

2. Always carry some flats like the Butterfly Twists fold-able pumps in your bag for the end of the night

3. Spray your face with hairspray before you leave to seal your make up to your face, no more sweaty faces.

4. Never leave the house without mascara & lipstick

5. Pop some plasters in your bag, just in case you take an embarrassing tumble.

6. Schedule in regular loo trips with the girls throughout the night to have a gossip about guys

7. Always keep an eye out on anyone stuck in awkward conversation in the corner of the room – always nice to save a friend in need

8. Arrive fashionably late and leave at the peak of the party

9. Eye brightening eye drops, sting like hell but make your eyes dazzle! Pop in pre make-up.

10. On taxi journey home, make sure to divert via McDonalds or kebab shop (the ONLY way to end off a party night)






Girls Night Out

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Finding the perfect shoe for going out-out with the girls can be tough especially when it is hard enough deciding what clothes to wear.

To help get you in the party mood and ready for the weekend, the girls in OFFICE HQ have selected their top statement shoes for the season that will go perfectly with your glam outfit.


Points are the go to style and a wardrobe staple for winter. Wear a vampy style like the Strobe or Scorpio with a low backed dress and a fluffy clutch bag for the ultimate screen siren look. Your fail-safe is the On Tops pointed stiletto, with a rainbow of colours available you can have a pair to match every outfit.

If you prefer a more minimal shoe but a stand-out outfit then the Salvation sandal or Sophia are the ideal accompaniment to a sequin dress.

Make a statement with a glittery Sapphire platform sandal with jewel detailing. This style is best paired with a simple, one colour look to make the shoes really stand-out.





High Summer Press day 2014

Thursday, March 13th, 2014


Tuesday 11th March saw bloggers, fashion editors and journalists leave their stresses (and designer totes!) at the door of COWSHED Spa on Carnaby Street. What were they there for? … A sneak preview of the OFFICE High Summer collection and a little touch of TLC. In the wake of manic fashion weeks passed; pinkies were polished, tootsies were twinkling and knots were soothed as the cowshed ladies and OFFICE press team alike got to work on keeping our guests preened, fed and watered.


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The first lucky ladies through the door nibbled on avocado toast, granola pots and bacon breakfast sliders whilst admiring the shelves of new season sliders of a different form. Our current season Hoxton Cross and Hype see new high summer dimensions with embellished straps and bold fastenings, leaving us even more excited about summer – if that was even possible.



Throughout the day we greeted familiar faces and the regular OFFICE Shoe fans. We also had a visit from some big titles such as ELLE, Grazia and Stylist all requesting new season styles for their upcoming shoots!

The trends for summer made a statement amongst the serene COWSHED backdrop. Neon suede met leopard printed soles and the classic espadrille takes on an animalistic theme in high summer’s ‘Fierce Fiesta’ trend. Our ‘Relaxed Utility’ trend was a sure fire hit with the fashion editors who love to step into a comfy yet stylish pair of foot candy for rushing around town.


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As if the day wasn’t good enough, we finished on a sugary high with profiteroles and strawberry crumble treats. As instagram went into overdrive, we were delighted to hear the collection was a hit  and are now looking forward to seeing it gracing some of our favourite magazines and feet in months to come! Watch this space…


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Hair today…

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014


Spring is the perfect time for a fresh start, and what better way to mark the new season than with new hair? Whether you fancy chopping, styling or colouring your locks, here’s our guide to the hottest hair styles of the season.


Cartoon hair

Ok, cartoon hair may not be the most flattering name for a ‘do but it perfectly describes the mega shiny, blunt and often crazily coloured styles sported by the likes of Katy Perry and Lily Allen. This is a fun but high maintenance look, you’ll need to keep your locks glossy and have your barnet cut regularly to keep it in tip top condition. Remember, cartoon characters never have a hair out of place. Team with dramatic eyeliner and ruby red lips for a look that will ensure you stand out from the crowd.

Hair icon – Lily Allen at the Brits. We love that yellow streak.

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Pixie crops

Charlize Theron, Jennifer Hudson, Jaimie Alexander, it seems like all of Hollywood are chopping off their locks and embracing the pixie crop. The sleek, shorn look is ideal for summer; no battling with straighteners or curlers, and you can still play around with it. Jennifer Lawrence’s hair rarely looks the same for two red carpet appearances in a row. We’ve seen it slicked to one side, rough and ready and in full on quiff mode.

Hair icon – Jennifer Lawrence, who else?

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Tousled and textured

The idea behind tousled hair is that you look as though you’ve just jumped out of bed and run your fingers through it, but sadly for most of us mere mortals, it’s actually a fairly lengthy process involving texture creams, extensive blow-drying, and a good blast of hairspray.

Hair icon – Rosie Huntington-Whitely, please tell us she doesn’t get out of bed looking like that?


Bold shades

Dip dye is out and single shades are in, but that doesn’t mean you have to stick to you usual blonde/brunette/red locks. In fact, the bolder and brighter the colour, the better, if recent catwalk shows are anything to go by, with Chanel sending models down the runway with brightly-coloured extensions. If you want something a bit more subtle, the pink rinse on Marc Jacobs’ models made us look twice

Hair icon – Kelly Osboure. Ms O has been rocking purple locks whether they are in style or not.




Celebs in OFFICE: 2013

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014


When flicking through our favourite monthly and weekly mags or even noticing the odd tweet, there’s really nothing better than spotting a celeb in a pair of our shoes. There have been so many ‘celeb in OFFICE’ sightings over 2013 that we thought we should pick out a couple of our favourites.

First up we have Fearne Cotton. She had a great year, co hosting Children in Need, having a baby and of course being sighted in some fabulous strappy high heels, otherwise known as Reckless.


Second on our list is Mollie King. As one of the Saturday’s she has glitzy party after another. For one in particular she rolled up in our Reim high heel. We love the peep toe take on a classic court!

InStyle Best Of British Talent Party - Arrivals

Nicole Scherzinger is our number 3 choice of star celeb in OFFICE picks. She was spotted as she made her way into the Celebrity Juice studios sporting the classic and perfectly formed ‘Risky Business’ heel.

'Celebrity Juice' TV show, London, Britain - 16 Oct 2013

Number 4 is Miss Pixie Lott. We love her retro look with her 60’s inspired peplum top, shorts and scarf print platform combo at the Radio music live event. Pixie wore the ‘Letterboxplatform heels.

Radio City Live

Last but not least is the country singing pop princess, Taylor Swift. With dozens of awards and famous boyfriends a plenty, she is one of the most glamourous celebs we’ve spotted in 2013 sampling a pair of our own. Here we saw her rocking the ‘Oppose‘ heeled sandal.

Capital Summertime Ball - Backstage Studio


Trends we won’t miss in 2014

Friday, January 3rd, 2014


2013 was a great year for fashion, but as always, there was room for a few errors. We take a look at some of the faux pas we hope won’t be returning in 2014.

Mum jeans

There’s room in our wardrobes for skinny jeans, bootleg, boyfriend, cropped and even jeggings, but we draw the line at mum jeans. With their high waist, tapered legs and baggy thighs, was there ever a more unflattering way to wear denim?


Too much flesh

We are all for flashing a bit of toned tummy in a crop top, or for some artfully placed sheer panelling in a LBD, but 2013 saw some people daring to bare far too much. Bikini tops and hot pants are for the beach, not the red carpet. We’re looking at you Miley Cyrus.

 MTV Europe Music Awards - Arrivals - Amsterdam

OTT flatforms

Now we love a statement shoe, but some of the crazy flatforms being sold were too much even for us. Plus they are actually really hard to walk in, give us some four inch heels or flat pumps any day.


Mullet skirts

Much like the hair-do they take their name from, mullet skirts with a short front and a trailing back have had their day. In 2014, pick either mini, midi or maxi and stick with it.


All over matching prints

Head to toe matching prints is always too much, instead, break up your outfit with some neutrals, or opt for a mixture of clashing prints in complementary colours.

Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum - New York



Jumpsuits and playsuits can look very stylish, onesies are fine in the privacy of your own home, but there’s no place in our wardrobes for overalls, unless you are doing some DIY.




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